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This is the true story of how Robert Cecil concocted a plot to blow up the king in order to protect his power and position. He manipulated all the players in his drama, including Robert Catesby whom he described as a Catholic zealot, yet his children had been Christened in the Anglican faith. There are too many holes in Cecil's narrative. Read the truth. The action starts with 4th November 1605, where a Falstaffian character gathers his troops together and is offered some sack by Guido Forcanessi who has returned from Amsterdam after his wife died of the plague). Upstairs Mr John Whyneard, a member of the Privy Chamber and keeper of the King’s Wardrobe is just finishing supper when Sir Thomas Knyvett asks about some missing items, which prove the excuse for searching the cellar that night. Whyneard is reluctant to search a third time, Knyvett storms off and arrests poor, innocent Guy who has been watching over some barrels of sack. He is wrestled to the floor by Doubleday. Knyvett makes haste to the King’s palace, at Whitehall and tells the news both to the Earl of Salisbury, Lord Robert Cecil, and Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Suffolk, Thomas Howard. James insists the torture should be savage. We return in a flashback to Cecil arriving at an inn to meet his inner circle and to uncover a secret message and try tomatoes for the first time. (Amongst them are Sir Griffin Markham who was supposed to be languishing in the Tower of London but who acts as Robert Cecil’s right-hand man, a bodyguard, and emissary who would ensure that Cecil could be in two places at once). The scene shifts to the machinations at Hampton Court where Cecil sneaks in through the kitchen in order to get information from his informants. Talking to the king, he is perturbed that a young pretty Scot, who saved James’s life, is becoming far too great an influence. As Cecil tries to gain the support of the Bishops gathered at Hampton Court, James humiliates the Puritans gathered to ask for greater concessions. The Hampton Court Conference is where we meet Bishop Bilson and Bishop Bancroft who agree to work on the King James Bible and we see the further humiliation of the puritans, parodied by the bishops. Cecil has the protestant bishops on his side and the Puritans in disarray, all he needs is the Catholics out of the way and James to favour him above the pretty boys that surround court and are becoming increasingly influential. (Two days of meetings, at the Hampton Court Conference, had culminated in a humiliation for the Puritans, Cecil could concentrate on the Catholics, now; they were the next to be destroyed. Robert Cecil planned the plot and controlled thousands of spies). King James tells Markham off for smoking in the garden, farts loudly and pisses down a drain. We are told the story of the Bye Plot by Owen and Markham before re-joining Guido in October 1604, looking for work. He meets and falls in love with an apple seller, Rosa, who works for Robert Cecil. Instead of telling Cecil more about him, she runs away to Amsterdam with Guido. He finds work but she, sadly, dies. The Plot Thickens and we move 15th November 1603 Markham and Cecil visits Monteagle’s house to organise what will happen when he receives the incriminating letter. On the way, Cecil tells Markham of his plans to destroy the Catholic nobles. Meanwhile, Cage is visited by a mendicant priest desiring protection and eating all his food. Thomas Wintour and meet in February 1605 awaiting a ferry from the Continent to Dover. In London, he introduces them to Jack and Kit Wright and the convert Catesby who for the sake of his family has converted from Catholicism. Guido is told how the Earl of Essex, Bob Devereux, was prosecuted in 1601 by the Lord Chief Justice Popham and his chief prosecutor was Robert Cecil... We move to Southwark and the Bishop’s fisheries where Cecil and Markham persuade Catesby to take out a monopoly on sherry and set him up in business.
bound: 449 pages
publisher: Independently published (May 5, 2017)
isbn: 1521257485, 978-1521257487,
weight: 1.7 pounds (